You may have a defense if a criminal complaint was not brought against in you in time. Did you fail to appear in court as instructed on your citation? Where you given a citation? Was there a warrant out for not appearing in court? Did you know about the case? I forgot is not the equivalent of not knowing. There are way too many factors to consider. Contact a local criminal defense attorney to help you. It does not matter if the judge died 2 years ago or immediately after you received the ticket....
Your boyfriend signed an agreement that if he violated the terms of his probation the judge could sentence him up to the maximum time and fine for the offense. It is up to the judge whether he gives your boyfriend another chance and does not revoke his probation. Some courts will extend his probation and force him to get treatment or else face jail time others will just revoke him and sentence him to jail time. Since all courts are different, you should consult his attorney that represented...
Once a person is convicted of a crime, the only way to expunge a record is if the governor pardons the person. Your chances of getting a pardon are slim to none. Some years pardons number in the single digits. You should consult with a criminal defense attorney that also does post conviction work so that he or she can better evaluate your chances of a pardon. Good luck.
After the deferred you are eligible to petition the court for a non-disclosure. No, the non-disclosure will not clear your record completely. 30+ government agencies will have access to the record. On a good note, the vast majority of private companies will not have access. Good luck.
If it is your first charge, it highly unlikely that you serve time. It is of course still possible. You are facing up to a year in jail and a 4000 dollar fine. You should consult a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. The DA's office takes employee theft seriously.
You have not provided enough information for anyone to give you a decent answer. Punishment for possession of a controlled substance depends on the type of drug and the amount. You should make an appointment with a local criminal defense attorney. They know the courts and the prosecutors and can give you a better guess. Most offer free consultations. Good luck.
If you were simply given a citation, you are allowed to represent yourself. The court will not appoint you an attorney for a class C misdemeanor in Texas because the crime at this level is only punishable by a fine. You should hire an attorney. Many do not charge all that much for a class C misdemeanor. Some attorney dedicate most of their practice to defending class C misdemeanor and are able to charge very reasonable prices. Good luck.
No, as of right now it can not be sealed. A conviction bars you from petitioning the court for an expungment or a non-disclosure. Your husband would have to receive a pardon from the governor. That is very rare. You should find a criminal defense attorney that does post-conviction work. Call around and find one that will help you. Most have free consultations.
You should first make sure that you paid a licensed attorney. You can look him up on the Texas Bar.
Additionally, you should also check to see if the attorney has filed anything in the court. If he is not licensed to practice law you should file a police report. I am guessing that you should be able to trace the payments. If he is licensed, call the bar and inquire if he has informed them of his new location. Finally if all fails,...